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A number of factors contribute to forklift safety:

  • Equipment designed around the operator, the task and industry standards
  • Proper and thorough initial operator (and pedestrian) training
  • Continual forklift safety training and feedback through safety-focused supervision
  • Continual evaluation of changes in facilities and equipment requirements
  • Proper equipment maintenance
  • Use of the correct equipment type for every job
  • No task shortcuts
  • A continuous company focus on forklift safety from the top down

The paybacks of proper forklift safety are:

  • Everyone goes home safe
  • Reduced workers compensation costs
  • Reduced product damage
  • Reduced facilities damage
  • Reduced equipment damage and overall maintenance cost
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved order accuracy
  • Improved on-time delivery performance
  • Improved delivered product condition
  • Improved customer satisfaction

The Forklift Safety section of was developed to help our customers find access to operator and pedestrian training materials and resources, application specific accessories and modifications. The site can also help locate and restore safety labeling kits for your Crown trucks.

These materials, resources and additional assistance are available through your local Crown Dealer.